Local Cleanup July 21st
Our Project AWARE in cooperation with CleanScapes for the July 21 Bald Eagle Creek cleanup has been canceled. This decision is based on not locating one site that has at least 35 tires in one location. Sorry for this delay in news, but this decision is based on all the rainy weather we had had so far this year making our working locations filled with silt making locating tires a area with at least 35 tires very difficult .
In the last 3 weeks Elisabeth visited 3 sites & even though our 2011 survey stated there were tires there she did not find the amount we had originally seen or could not see the bottom of the deep pools. (The tires either floated downstream or are currently buried & will reemerge after another high water event?) Due to high/fast flowing water she could not visit the last site until earlier this week (walking the riffles was extremely challenging!). This site should have had at least 35 tires, but as of 2 days ago she still could not see the bottom of the large, deep pool! (The pool is almost milky in color.) The pool is almost the entire width of the creek, 5+ feet deep & is located between 2 long riffles. The pool is just below the Beech Creek confluence.
Encouraging news - Elisabeth is very excited for our Sept. 8 West Branch Susquehanna River cleanup (Colebrook & Bald Eagle Townships). When the water height drops (August?) Steve Bason & Elisabeth will perform a tire survey between his property & work upriver. By allocating some of the July 21 resources toward the Sept. 8th event, we may have 2 independent sites for 2 teams! Thank you again for your support & continued help in reviving our beloved waterways!
At a Glance...
7/15 - Beginner Scuba Course Selinsgrove Pool - 4:30pm (7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19)
7/20 - Enriched Air Nitrox course - meets at STSC - 6:30pm must register by 7/12
7/21 - Dive Against Debris Specialty register by 7/20 Classroom TBA
7/21 - River Cleanup - 9:00am CANCELED
7/21 - 6 Pak/Fun Dive - 2:30pm at STSC with Rich ***
7/21 - Adventure or Underwater Naturalist Specialty Dive #1 with Greg – 2:30pm at STSC
7/29 - Scuba Camp at Camp Krislund 7/29 thru 8/3
7/28 - Underwater Naturalist Specialty Dive #2 with Greg – 2:30pm at STSC
7/28 & 7/29 - OW Dives - 12:30pm at STSC w/Rich
7/30 - Try Scuba at the Loyalsock Pool - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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